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Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 09-20-2014, 12:57 AM  
The 'Video' wishlist.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 137
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I think the best thing to do is buying a micro 4/3 with good video and mechanical estabilization. We would be able to use our pentax lenses.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-09-2014, 12:30 PM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
Thanks for your reply.

Yes, the part with the cars parked was shot too quickly, I didn't have time to mount the tripod. I should have taken some shots outside, inside, etc, close ups, etc with the 50mm with a nice bokeh, but I didn't have the time. Looking back, I should have done it.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-08-2014, 05:29 AM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
Hi there

Here is the video I shot last weekend, nothing professional. Mostly handheld with tripod.

KDD Internacional Club Evo 2014 Zuera - Vědeo Dailymotion

Shot with the K30, pentax 55-300, chinon 50mm 1.7, pentax 18-55+0.45x wide angle converter

Hope you like it. I did some colour grading, but not really my thing yet.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-01-2014, 12:40 PM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
Well, I guess we only shoot with ***

Still, I don't get why we have the quality option, even the highest option it's bad...

That's quite a challenge for us.

By the way, tomorrow I will be shooting a meeting of a Mitsubishi owners in a car track, so I hope to get some good footage, no sound though, only music.

I will shoot with the settings mentioned above, in muted mode with the contrast a bit down. I will try to do some post.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-30-2014, 12:46 PM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
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Wow, thanks for your detailed explanation.

I will try it next time. I don't quite understand the highlight key though, but I will use google for that matter.

And one more thing, how about the framerate with the K30? Should I use 24 25 or 30? Video quality is the same in any of them?

PD: I know final cut it's not the best, although I like it because it's easy and really fast to use on my laptop. For beginners it's the best option IMO.

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By the way, this was my first video shot with the K30
















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In camera settings: natural, with contrast and sharpness all the way down. A bit too much IMO
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-30-2014, 10:53 AM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
Ok, this is interesting.

I have tried to do some post processing in Final Cut Pro, but I never got a good result, always a degraded image. I have just started working on video, so I don't have almost any experience. That's why I have started this post, to help each other.

Does then the K30 allow color grading and some other corrections if you shoot correctly?

In your experience, what are the setting I should use to get the most of the information in the video? Always considering the low bitrate of the K30.

From what I have heard, keep sharpness and contrast to minimum and everything else the same. White balance according to the scene.

And last, which picture setting? Bright, natural, portrait, landscape, vibrant, radiant, muted, bleach bypass, reversal film, cross processing?

By the way High/Low key adjustment, does it just adjust the exposure?

Thank you for your tips, by the way.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-28-2014, 01:38 PM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
I think we should avoid post processing the video. You can barely do some color grading, and forget about playing with the contrast or light and shadows.

The processing has to be done before the camera starts recording, basically the camera get the information directly from the sensor and processes it, so there is no way we can get more information from an overcompressed video, IMO

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For instance, how can we get this style with our pentax?

Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-28-2014, 10:28 AM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
Of course, MP4 is just a container, the problem is the codec they are using.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-27-2014, 02:07 PM  
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc.
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 50
Views: 8,868
First of all, this post is for the owners of pentax cameras that record video in MP4 format. Due to its low bitrate, the post-production for colour grading, is almost useless as you lose so much detail and video quality.

So, basically, this post is for K3, K30, K50, K500 owners (I might be missing one or two cameras) that record using the h264. I think there are some differences in the K3, but the rest are practically the same camera in terms of video options.

Quick opinión: even though we know pentax cameras lack in video quality, low bitrate, absence of SR in video mode, no autofocus during video recording… the truth is that we get a full manual video mode, focus peaking before recording, fairly good dynamic range, good performance with high ISO and a good range of video options and looks.

And that’s the video options the reason of this post. There are so many that I would like to share our opinions and experiences in this matter. Especially in video looks. I would like to have different in-camera pressets that you may have tried or used on your videos so we can all have examples and make our lifes easier for videoshooters with pentax.

So, basically, I would like to know what are your favourite camera video options to get that look we are looking for. Looks for movie clips, documentaries, music videos, etc.

So just a few tips:

SHAKE REDUCTION

First of all, digital SR is absolutely useless. So forget about using it.

SHUTTER SPEED

When recording in 24p, 25p or 30p, the shutter speed should double the fps.

Shooting at 24p and 25p the shutter speed should be 1/50, while shooting at 30p shutter speed should be 1/60.

That’s the hardest things to achieve, a low shutter speed. This way we get the film look and we avoid the rolling shutter issue. The easiest way to get the shutter speed we want is getting a variable ND filter. The good thing about video is that the use of filter doesn’t affect video quality, at least not significantly.

STABILIZE VIDEO

As we know, shooting handheld without mechanic SR is awful and it lacks professionality. Use a monopod or tripod, and when shooting hanheld, attach the tripod and hold the tripod instead of the camera. You will get a handheld video look without the shake, which makes the video much more professional, even when moving with the camera.



And now the purpose of the post: video looks.


For now, my favourite preset for movie look: BLEACH BYPASS

You will get this picture style (taken directly from the video shot with the K30)



You basically get a desaturated imagen, high in contrast and with a nice retro colors. Quite movie style. Tip: You can reduce the contrast if you want to get a better movie-style video.

The good thing is that pentax allows you to personalize each preset, so we can get hundreds of possibilities.

What presets do you use? What personalized options do you use to get the look you want?

Please, do not hesitate to share your presets, and if possible, could you as well post a frame of your videos?

Thanks in advance and I hope this post help us all with our video projects.

Please participate with your presets and video tips.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-23-2014, 01:55 PM  
Long overdue video..
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 8
Views: 920
It's amazing, I love the colours, very professional.

Could I ask for the in camera settings for shooting the video??
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-08-2014, 03:26 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
That video looks fantastic. Shot with the K3 handheld and no Shake reduction?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-29-2013, 03:12 PM  
How to fix shutter speed on K30?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
But what I want is automatic exposure with fixed shutter speed.

What I was looking for, is the Tv mode in Video mode, which doesn't exist. The nearest thing is using manual exposure with automatic ISO
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-29-2013, 01:59 PM  
How to fix shutter speed on K30?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Actually, I think the camera in Manual mode does it by itself. You set the aperture and the shutter speed, then the ISO value fluctuates to keep the exposure. So that's not too bad after all.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-29-2013, 11:58 AM  
How to fix shutter speed on K30?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
In video mode I can only see P and AV
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-29-2013, 11:15 AM  
How to fix shutter speed on K30?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Hi,

I would like to know if there is the chance to fix the shutter speed to 1/50 or 1/60 on the K30 with automatic exposure? So the camera can control ISO and aperture?

Thanks in advance
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-12-2013, 02:30 PM  
Commercial, shot with the K30
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Hello!

I recorded this video for my father's new shop opening. Shot with the K30, a Weifeng fluid head tripod, a Chinon 1.7M, kit lens with a 0.45 wide angle multiplier.

Hope you like it!
















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Forum: Pentax K-3 11-10-2013, 11:25 AM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
Yes, there is, you are right, what we don't have is continuous focusing. My mistake
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-10-2013, 10:19 AM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
No auto focus in video. But that's not something important. Other brands do it but on their expensive models.

First, video quality and shake reduction, video auto focus is something rather secondary.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-10-2013, 10:11 AM  
K-3 Video competitive now ?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 55
Views: 5,802
Great quality with a tripod, same as my K30. Great colours and dynamic range. And many options before processing the video.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-09-2013, 03:16 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
K5's format is movie JPEG so I don't think so since the MJPEG is already amazing quality.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-08-2013, 04:01 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
Well, APSC is already a cropped sensor, it gets double crop in video mode. It's hard to work with a 50mm, you need to get quite far with the video crop. Furthermore, if you need to use SR in post production it gets cropped again.

Basically it's much much worse, especially considering that canon for example can use digital zoom for video with no loss using the sensor crop, so you can choose how cropped you want the video, which is just a tiny variation in firmware programming, same as SR activation and such.

If you shot some video you would see.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-05-2013, 01:07 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
Still, it's the only DSLR in the market that crops the video. And I think it crops way more than 5% of the width, something close to 10%.

And, why doesn't the K5 crop the video?
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-04-2013, 12:37 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
Stays cropped and not stabilized.

I can't see any reasons why pentax would crop the image even when it's not stabilized. Stupid.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-03-2013, 06:35 AM  
K-3 video SR - digital not mechanical?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 66
Views: 8,578
I shot many videos on my K30 and I couldn't use digital SR in almost any situation, only using wide angles and trying not to move the camera too much. But in most situations jello effect would appear and I had to throw it to the rubbish.

Now I use a fluid head tripod for panning, etc and I use the actual tripod to stabilize the camera. That's the only thing it works for me.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-02-2013, 11:56 AM  
K-3 video SR - digital not mechanical?
Posted By JohnnyXD
Replies: 66
Views: 8,578
You shouldn't worry about that. Sooner or later all cameras of all brands will have amazing video, same as photo. It's where the market is going.

RAW video, stabilized video, resolution, audio quality will soon be a part of camera reviews, etc.

By the way, the only reason pentax introduced digital SR it's just to say on the specifications that the video is stabilized. What they don't say is that digital SR is worse than no shake reduction at all
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